News Surprise! A Free Mario Strikers Switch Demo Is Now Available On The eShop
Don't be a benchwarmer
One game that we would highly recommend checking out on the Nintendo Switch is Mario Strikers: Battle League. Next Level Games released the game on the hybrid system back in June, and since then it's been receiving regular patches and content updates. Now, Nintendo has released a brand new demo for the game via the Switch...
News Mario Strikers: Battle League Second Free Update Now Live, Here Are The Full Patch Notes
Pauline and Diddy Kong join the match
Last week, Nintendo announced Mario Strikers: Battle League would be getting some new content - including new characters, a new stadium and even some fancy new gear. This same update is now officially live. It most notably adds Pauline and Diddy Kong to the character selection lineup. There's the new...
Guide Mario Strikers: Battle League: How To Earn Coins For Gear - Easy Coin Bonuses
Hey big spender
Mario Strikers: Battle League is the first entry in Next Level Games' Mario Strikers series for a long time, and while it's a familiar (and excellent) romp, this new match brings a few new tricks up its sleeves — we mean, football socks. Battle League introduces Gear which you can unlock and buy in the in-game store. But being a...
News The First Review For Mario Strikers: Battle League Is Now In
Is it a hat-trick for Next Level Games?
Update [Wed 8th Jun, 2022 14:00 BST] We said keep your eyes open! We've shared our own Mario Strikers: Battle League review and, well, not to spoil anything, but we're big fans. Original article [Wed 8th Jun, 2022 10:30 BST] We're just two days away from the release of Mario Strikers: Battle League, the...
News Mario Strikers: Battle League's File Size Seemingly Revealed
Less than football-sized
Next Level Games' Mario Strikers: Battle League launches this Friday, and fans got their first hands-on with the game's online play over the weekend. But just how big are the numbers for the upcoming outlandish soccer game? Well, it seems like you won't need to make a ton of room for the game's initial kick-off, as Mario...
Video Mario Strikers: Battle League Scores Another Overview Trailer Ahead Of Next Week's Kick-Off
The match begins June 10th
Mario Strikers: Battle League is out next week, and ahead of its release on the Switch, Nintendo has uploaded a new trailer. This is another lengthy overview - going through character moves, stats and upgrade customisation. The catch is that it's all in Japanese. Nintendo may localise this 7-minute clip in the near...
Random Nintendo's Mario Strikers Email Typo Accidentally Creates Rocket League Rival
Battle League Deluxe
We all make typos from time to time — this writer should definitely know that! But when a big company makes one, it can be a source of confusion or a source of amusement. And in a rare instance, Nintendo (specifically the Japanese branch of the company) made a slight mistake that brought a smile to many people's faces. Last...
News Mario Strikers: Battle League Will Be Supported With Free Post-Launch Updates
Datamine hints at 10 additional characters
In case you missed it, Nintendo has announced it will be supporting the upcoming release Mario Strikers: Battle League with free post-launch updates, including new characters. It seems now we've got some additional information courtesy of Twitter user and dataminer 'Wipeoutjack7' - revealing the game's...
News Mario Strikers: Battle League Adverts Shoot For Customisation And Chaos
The soccer-ish game with no rules
Nintendo and Next Level Games are aiming for more than a hat trick with the latest slew of Mario Strikers: Battle League videos. Nintendo has published four brand new commercials for its upcoming chaotic soccer game that showcase the frantic gameplay, Hyper Strikes, and all of your customisation options. The latest...
News Watch A Full Match Of Mario Strikers: Battle League From Nintendo France
Kicking off soon
Nintendo France has shared brand new gameplay footage for the upcoming Mario Strikers: Battle League, the first Mario Strikers title in the series for 15 years. In fact, this new footage is the first time we've seen a full match play out in-game. Next Level Games' soccer game looks like it will be retaining the energy and character...
News Nintendo Releases New Introductory Video For Mario Strikers: Battle League
Update: Now in English!
Update [Thu 12th May, 2022 15:30 BST] Nintendo of America has now published the recent overview trailer in English! The trailer details a number of skills and systems that you'll be able to play around with when kick-off starts on 10th June. The two skills the trailer goes into in particular are: Team Tackle - You can push...
News Nintendo Reveals Opening Cinematic For Mario Strikers: Battle League
Out on Switch this June
While Nintendo's western branches are seemingly focused on promoting Nintendo Switch Sports and certain upcoming releases, its homeland (Japan) appears to be really excited about the release of Mario Strikers: Battle League next month. Last week, Nintendo's Japanese YouTube channel shared an introductory overview trailer -...
News Next Level Games Is Seeking New Talent For Future Nintendo Projects
Ahead of the release of Mario Strikers: Battle League this June on the Switch, Canadian-based developer Next Level Games has put out the call for new team members. In a rare social media update, it's mentioned how it's currently seeking Performance Engineers and Tools Engineers. If you head on over to its official website, you'll...
Random "Nobody Batted An Eye" At Waluigi's 'Crotch Chop' In Super Mario Strikers
A big "W" for the purple brother, then
Everyone has their signature footie celebration, right? Running to the corner flag, whipping your shirt off, doing a little dance — whatever floats your boat. That remains true for the Mario universe, and for the Mario Strikers series, retaining that was important for developer Next Level Games when creating...
News Super Mario Strikers Originally Started Out As A Platformer
Jump and shoot? That's the wrong sport
Yes, we still can't believe we're getting a new Mario Strikers game this year with Mario Strikers: Battle League. Pinch us. Or maybe just blow a whistle near us to make sure we wake up from this dream. With renewed interest in the Mario football game series, GameXplain recently spoke to Mike Inglehart,...
News Super Mario Strikers Datamine Shows Off Unused Character Models, Including A Full Team Of "Human Mario Brothers"
And a Paper Mario character as well
Ahead of the release of Mario Strikers: Battle League on the Nintendo Switch this June - dataminer, "Mario historian" and Twitter user 'Dogon McBanana' has been sifting through the back end of the original GameCube entry, Super Mario Strikers. While "digging through the game's files" they've stumbled
News Co-Founder Of Nintendo-Owned Studio Next Level Games Announces Retirement
"thank you to Nintendo for believing in me"
Next Level Games co-founder, current president and former CEO Douglas Tronsgard has announced he will be retiring after more than 20 years. He shared a brief message over on his LinkedIn thanking everyone at Nintendo and the Canada-based developer for believing in him. Here it is in full: "After over 20...
News It's Official, Next Level Games Is Developing The New Mario Strikers For Switch
'Battle League' is in safe hands
As many suspected, Next Level Games is the developer behind the upcoming Switch release Mario Strikers: Battle League. Nintendo didn't make any mention of this during its recent Direct announcement or the official PR, but it's now been confirmed by a rating over on the Australian Classification Board. The rating...
News Nintendo's Ready For Acquisitions, When The Time Is Right
It's got $9.2 billion ready to go
Mergers and acquisitions have been the talk of the town since Microsoft completed a $7.5 billion deal with Bethesda last year, so what's Nintendo's approach to acquisitions moving forward? In a press conference following the company's full-year earnings results earlier this week, president Shuntaro Furukawa touched...
Anniversary Japan Celebrates 15 Years Of Super Mario Strikers
It was technically last year, in Europe and North America
Next Level Games is seemingly on a hiring spree, and it got us thinking about some of its past releases. One standout hit, in particular, is the GameCube title Super Mario Strikers (also known as Mario Smash Football). Although the game made its original debut in Europe and the US in 2005...
News Nintendo Is Buying Luigi's Mansion Studio Next Level Games
Deal will mean an "improvement in development speed and quality"
Nintendo is buying Canadian developer Next Level Games, it has been announced. The studio – which has created titles such as Luigi's Mansion 3, Mario Strikers Charged, Punch-Out!! and Metroid Prime: Federation Force – will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nintendo. Next Level...
News Here Are The Full Patch Notes For Luigi's Mansion 3 Version 1.3.0
New features, fixes and more
Alongside the release of Luigi's Mansion 3 part one multiplayer DLC is version 1.3.0. It's the biggest update released for the game since its arrival last Not only does it add and unlock the new multiplayer content, but you also get a few additional features here and there. There's been a number of fixes made to the...
News Boo! Conjure Up Fun Today With Part One Of The Luigi's Mansion 3 Multiplayer DLC
Now available on Switch
Whether or not you've been excited about the release of the DLC multiplayer pack for Luigi's Mansion 3 on the Nintendo Switch, it's now been released on the eShop. This first part adds three "bone-chilling" new costumes (Mummigi, The Green Knight, Groovigi) that Luigi can wear in the ScareScaraper mode and also includes some...
News A Single-Player DLC Expansion For Luigi's Mansion 3 Was An Idea That "Faded Quickly"
Next Level went with multiplayer instead
One thing that confused a lot of long-time Nintendo fans, was when the company announced it would be releasing multiplayer add-on content for Luigi's Mansion 3. Out of all games, why would you release multiplayer DLC for this spooky solo adventure? Poor old Mario Party. Well, the reason is simply because the...
News Tired Of Luigi's Mansion 3's Boss Fights? This Glitch Lets You Skip One
Rock me Amadeus
Halloween might have come and gone months ago, but it left behind a thrilling treat that we've been enjoying ever since. Luigi's Mansion 3 was one of Switch's very best games last year, and competition was certainly fierce. We very much enjoyed capturing each and every ghoul, but a new glitch has been discovered which enables you to...